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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 22, 1955, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Doily Newspoper Edited for to MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TNI NlWSPAflt THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NIICHIORS HOME EDITION VOL LXI Md VmUnt PnM IWI LMM MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JANUARY tt 195S TkU Piper Mttloai OM No Tax Bills in Hopper May Appear Next Month DES MOINES W The widely anticipated series of bills to in crease taxes failed to materialize in the first two weeks of the 1955 Iowa legislative The outlook is that they will not be forthcoming until the middle of February That would be after Gov Leo A Hoegh presents his budget recommendations and also after Comptroller Glenn D Sars field makes his estimates of an ticipated revenue for the biennium beginning next July 1 It was the consensus of several Republican majority leaders in the House and Senate that the Legis lature should wait to see what Hoegh and Sarsfield will say then decide on how much more revenue is needed Long before the session opened Jan 10 organizations and others were proposing increases in the sales tax income tax gas tax broadening the tax base and other means of gaining new revenue State Aid Their recommendations resulted from askings for substantial raises in state sicl to schools higher ap propriations for operating the state government and additional build ing improvements and a speeding of highway improvements However legislative leaders say they detect a rising opposition from the rank and file of the public against any tax increase While there has been an absence of any tax bills the situation is reversed as to proposals for reap portionment of the Legislature Al ready five such plans have been introduced three in the Senate and two in the House In 1953 there were three in the House and one in the Senate The Senate measure was The only one enacted and it affected only four senatorial districts There hasbeen mcreasing pressure from the more populous counties for reapportionment Their argument is that their legis lators represent many more people than do those from the rural areas and that there should be more equal representation One of the chief stumbling blocks Is whether the Senate membership should be based on population and the House on area or vice versa or both on population Five Measures Here are the introducers and the principal provisions of the five measures now awaiting action House Joint Resolution 2 by Reps Henry H Stevens RJeffer Ernest Kosek RCedar Rap Mahlon N Brown RWhat and Clark H McNeal R amend the Consti tution to reapportion the Senate on s population and the House on an area basis to increase the mem bership of the Senate from 50 to 60 and reduce the number of seats in the House from 108 to 99 so that each county would have only one member House Joint Resolution 3 by Reps Don A Petruccelli RDav enport and Riley Dietz RWal amend the Constitution to reapportioa both the Senate and House on a population basis to re tain the present membership of 50 in the Senate but reduce the seats in the House from 108 to 100 to set up anapportionment commission of H appointed by the governor to reapportion the Legislature every 20 years Senate File 20 by Sen Frank C Byers reapportion the Senate only to retain its 50 seats leaving undisturbed the 12 single county districts giving Cer ro Gordo and Story counties one senator each and reshuffling the other 85 counties to set up districts of more nearly equal population 50 Districts Senate Joint Resolution 2 by Sen John A Walker RWilliams To amend the Constitution to create 50 senatorial districts of nearly equal population and give each of the 99 counties only one member of the House to reappor tion the Legislature every 10 years Senate Joint Resolution 4 by Sens C Emory Stewart Rose Carl T Anderson RWell George L Scott RWest Arch W McFarlane R Jack M Wormley R and amend the constitution so as to give Polk County one senator and divide the rest of the state into twocount districts so as to retain the present 80 seats in the Senate to retain a 108member House based on dis tricta of nearly equal population 4 Convicts End Holdout Guards Freed Unharmed BOSTON desperate hostageholding convicts surrendered their stronghold inside ancient Massachusetts State Prison Friday in exchange for some glimmer of hope after their long prison terms The escapemad rebel four yielded five guards and six fellow con vict hostages two guns and themselves to a 7man civilian negotiating committee after an 80hour holdout of snarling death threats Penal authorities immediately began an investigation into the prison uprising and Massachusetts Atty Gen George Fingold said he will prosecute the four who face additional sentences up Ship Rescues Survivors of Ocean Crash r The Iowa Weatherman Says Cold to Stay DES MOINf Celd Canadian air which twit the mercury down clost M xere in northern Iowa will continut to flow ovtr tho stato for another U hourc the Weather Bureau laid Saturday Lowest Iowa reading reported early Saturday wai 3 above at Elkader in the northeast corner of the state Dubvque reported 5 above and Mason City had 4 above The nights minimums ranged up to 13 at Burlington and Davenport Iowa had a few snow flurries in the 24 hours ended at a m Saturday but these were mostly in extreme eastern Iowa and were relatively light The State Highway Patrol said highways have icy and snow packed stretches in most parts of the state but that driving condi ions generally are close to normal Men Being Taken to Pearl Harbor PEARL HARBOR seven lardy survivors of a twinengined Navy amphibian forced down in the entral Pacific Wednesday nig rescued Friday by the Transport Fred C enroute to this big naval base Saturday The Hawaiian Sea Frontier said the ship messaged tersely seven survivors in good condition but gave no details of the rescue or comments from the survivors Due Tuesday The Navy said the transport is due in Pearl Harbor at 6 Tuesday The men were picked up from an airdropped life boat in the growing darkness about 665 miles north of Kwajalein The plane was sound for Kwajalein from Johnston tsland when it developed engine trouble Only several hours before the rescue the airmen had transferred to the 33foot boat from their life raft An Air Force search plane dropped the boat Search Plane The Navy identified the men as Lt James Gotfray Measel pilot Norfolk Ens Harrison B Nordstrom copilot St P a u 1 Ens Robert N Garden navigator Watertown Avia tion Machinists Mate Edward G Newark Buffalo N Avia tion Machinist Mate William C Pavey Warwick R and Avi ation Electronics Technician Jerome J Warras Detroit Mich They were spotted by a search plane piloted by Coast Guard Lt Martin W Flesh after 16 planes and several surface ships criss crossed a square mile area from 400 to 600 miles west of John ston Islands SAME Black means traffic death bt pal 24 hoars to 20 years Spokesman for the negotiating committee Erwin D Canham ed itor of the Christian Science Mon itor said the civic group made no jargain or deal with the convicts but promised to try to get some thing so the convicts would have some hope for the Tense Climax Canham whose committee was chosen by the convicts themselves described the climax of the discussions inside the grim granite jail like this Until the precise moment when they pulled their guns from their dungarees pockets slipped out the dips or bullets and tossed them on the table before us we did noi know whether the men would choose tragedy or hope We had talked back stad forth for some six hours to try and bring them to choose The convicts among them notor ious bank robber and escape artist Theodore Green listed their griev ances for the All com plaints concerned the medieval fa cilities of the 150yearold bastille which is due to be abandoned later this year for a new prison in Nor folk Said Canham Teddy Green asked me to step into one of these gloomy dungeons He shut the barred door and turned out the lights in the corridor Then in his tense hard voice he de scribed life in these cells That was about 2 Friday morning and I have rarely had a more intensely moving 2 Sat and Talked And so for three solid hours we sat and mostly The convicts complained of their utter frustration but most of al of the horrors of protracted soli tary confinement You the said No mawkish note no false sym pathy no disguise of their crimes entered the discussion They freely averred they had a debt to pay to society But they wanted to be brought to trial to get on with their punishment andto see down at the end o the road there might not be a year or two of liberty left for Opposition to Plan to Pay Fares China Trips Are Debated WASHINGTON WVSen Potter RMich said Saturday proposed egislation to pay expenses of rel atives to visit 17 Americans im prisoned in Red China would serve inly to flame the fires of vicious Such a bill was proposed Friday by Rep Keating Sen Sparkman DAla said he was hinking along similar lines So far the families of only two if the jailed Americans have ac cepted the Red Chinese offer Tha two families accepting were those of Capt Harold Fischer a double jet ace and Capt Elmer Fred Llewellyn In her home at Missoula apt Llewellyns wife exclaimed Til jump at any chance to see Some others who hesitated men tioned the expense angle and some obviously had taken notice of an Air Force warning that this gov irnment can not assume any re sponsibility for your travel in Com munist China which must neces sarily be undertaken at your own Not Rtcegnixtd This referred to the fact iince this country has never recog nized the Red Chinese here are no U S diplomatic rep resentatives in China who mighl e called on for help should any oJ he visiting Americans run into rouble No American has been au horized to visit China in the five years the Reds have held sway here At U N headquarters in New York it was reported Friday night the U N was ready to make Crave arrangements for the bu a spokesman said the internatictaa organization has no funds to pa their expenses Roundtrip plane fare woulc come to nearly The American Red Cross stepped in Friday and said it would provide up to the full amount of the trip cost to any of the next of kin who may be authorized by the U S government and desire to go to Communist but need finan cial help to get there Pay Fares Keating said Friday he will intro duce legislation to pay all reason able transportation subsistence ind other Keating saic it would be tragic for the men themselves as well as their fami lies if anyone held back because of the Sparkman indicated he might of fer similar legislation in the Sen ate if the executive departments could not defray the cost any other way Potter a legless World War II veteran conceded in a separate interview that extreme sympa thy for the prisoners relatives would make it awfully difficult to vote against any such proposal But if the U S government were to give the Red Chinese offer any kind of official standing Potter said the Communists would be able to play it up all over the Potter said this might tend io obscure their illegal action in jailing the lowans Bound Over on Charge of Burglary SPENCER D Lappe gard 18 Kiron and Eugene Hel gersen 34 Hartley have been bound over to District Court on charges of breaking and entering They waived preliminary hearing in justice court here Friday Bone was set at each Council Bluffs Cops Have Only an U for Fine COUNCIL BLUFFS W Police here havent collected on overtime parking ticket No 4668 but they have an I 0 U After requesting payment police received this reply postmarked Imogene Iowa outlining the situa tion I have not yet managed the gas to make this 100 mile trip nor the SI There is something wrong with the eggclutch on the hens and they aint layin1 And what with spending my money in Council Bluffs that day and an expensive wife and four kids and drouth down hereabouts last year were making our own soap and cutting our own hair You fellers gave me a good idear though Im sticking up a box pay gismo in my yard So now Im gonn watch and if I dont ketch nobody Im just gonna continue to live on sows bossom and corn bread Hope youll accept my until I ge straightened Sioux City Flier in Hospital After Crash SIOUX CITY WlSecond Lt Wil liam L Cooley 28 Miami was reported in fair condition at a Sioux City hospital Saturday after is F86 jet fighter plane was de molished in a crashlanding at Maj Lawrence Cookman infor mation officer at the Sioux City Air Force Base where Cooley was stationed said the pilot had just taken off on a night training mis sion when the crash occurred About The Weather Mason City Continued cold Iowa Cloudy cold Minnesota Snow flurries COMTWMOCOW Globe Gazette Weather Data up to 8 Satur day Maximum 6 Minimum 7 At 8 9 Trace YEAR AGO Maximum S Minimum Report 3 Carriers on Way to Formosa Area Ike Plans Message on Policy Fleet to Be Beefed Up HOGSTO Fischer who says he will fly to China to visit his imprisoned son Capt Harold Fischer looks over a couple of his prize purebred Hampshire hogs on his farm near Svvea City He plans to take along a couple of porkers at the request of Costa Ricans Plan Victory Fete Sunday SAN JOSE Costa Rica Costa Rican general staff spokesman said Saturday Costa Ricas rebellion is over The gov ernment scheduled a victory parade for Sunday Col Guillerirto Salazar said all but about 150 of the rebels have fled to Nicaragua from which President Jose Figuercs says they came 11 days ago Its all over but the mopping Salazar told reporters In Managua Nicaraguas capi tal however the rebel radio de clared more than revolution ary soldiers remained on Costa Rican soil The revolution is still it said It appeared here from what the radio announcer said that the insurgents hoped to adopt guerrilla tactics to carry on The broadcast claimed the rebels soon would have new planes with which to fight the four Mustangs the Costa Rican government bought from the United States and which rebel wounded have claimed turned the tide against them President Anastasio Somoza however apparently wrote off the rebellion Friday night He said the rebels should accept a truce if the Costa Rican govern ment allows its exiles to return and promises free elections Mrs Fischer Says All Kin Should Plan China Trip SWEA CITY mother of Capt Harold Fischer American double jet ace who has been a pris oner of the Chinese since April 1953 said Saturday she hopes rela tives of other imprisoned Amer icans will accept the invitation to visit China Mr and Mrs Fischer reaffirimed their intention as announced Fri day of flying to China as soon as we can make arrangements to visit their son Mrs Fischer said she talked Saturday morning with the county Red Cross chairman who gave assurance of substan tial Mrs Fischer said she wished more families would show a sim ilar desire to accept the invitation Chinese Offer Canadian Flier Says OMAHA Neb Squadron Leader A R Andy MacKenzie visiting here with the parents of a fellow captive in Red China said Saturday he believed a Communist offer to permit families of jailed Americans to visit them was a nice gesture and should be accepted MacKenzie who was released from a Red China prison last Decem ber came here to see Mr Mrs W G Parks on the first leg of a trip to visit the families of four American airmen with whom he was imprisoned He told the Parks their son Lt Roland Parks whose jet fighter was shot down in North Korea Sept 4 1952 was in very good MacKenzie said he believed the Chinese Communists offer to per mit American parents to visit their sons inRed prisons was definite ly genuine offer I dont believe was totally he said Al though there may be some propa ganda MacKenzie said he would slay ii TAIPEH Formosa A Navy fast carrier task force left Manila Bay early Saturday and was not officially headed t o w a Yd the troubled Formosan waters which swirled all week with hot air and sea action and Red Chinas biggest amphibious invasion of the Civil War In Washington D meanwhile President Eisenhower said he will send Congress a message Monday outlining a policy on the security of Formosa and asking congres sional support for it Republican leaders said in advance the Presi dent probably would seek authority to define and hold a line of U S defenses in the Far East Nationalist forces struck back Friday night and at Yikiangshan island Saturday invaded Tuesday by the Communists and won after bloody fighting against Nationalist guerrillas Yikiangshan is eight miles north of the Nationalist Tachen Islands which are 200 miles north of For mosa and 12 miles from the China mainland Three Carriers The 33000ton carriers Essex Yorktown and Keamrge pulled out of Manila Bay itor whit a Navy spokesman there at a regular operational Capt Alfred D Kilmartin naval attache at the Embassy here said he had no knowledge of the disposition of the three carriers He added that naval authori ties on Formosa had made with the Parks Saturday and go on to Lincoln Sunday to visit with Mr and Mrs Holland Cam eron parents of Lt Lyle Cameron He said he would go Monday to Swea City Iowa to visit the family of jet ace Capt Harold Fischer and later fly to Philadelphia for a visit with the familyof Col Edwin Keller The Chinese are great people for personal MacKenzie said I believe their offer is a nice no Terril Farmer Is Victim of Burns ESTHERVILLE W R o b e r t George Sassman 32 Terril Yui said his government is firm ly opposed to withdrawal irooi statements whatever on the move ments of those vessels But a wellplaced naval source at the Pacific Fleet Headquarters in Pearl Harbor said it would be a safe assumption the carriers were headed for the Formosa area Each of the ships carry a 100 plane striking force The reported move to beef up 7th Fleet units charged with the defense of Formosa empha sized Washington reports the Unit ed States might aid in moving Na tionalist troops off outpost islands threatened by Red invaders President Eisenhower was re ported preparing to ask congres sional approval for such an opera tion if necessary Opposes Withdrawal But Nationalist Premier 0 K died at an Estherville hospital Fri day night of burns suffered last Monday Sassman was burned on 60 per cent of his body when a gasoline tank exploded while he was trying to light a stock tank heater any offshore islands The Nationalists said 720 guer rillas on Yikiangshan fought to the last man against overwhelming Communist air sea and land forces AP Wirephote MacKENZIES GREET PARENTS OF Leader A R MacKenzie in uni form greets Mrs W G Parks mother of a flier being held by the Red Chinese upon his arrival at Omaha Behind them Mrs MacKenzie greets Parks ;